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Dec 11, 2012 8:00am PST
. that this is a testbed. a platform in space for the air force to test new technologies, avionics, command and control, thermal protection, high heat protection, seals, all the kinds of things for, you know, the development of new technologies in the air force and in the middle. so that's what they're saying it is. >> but the conspiracy theories are fun, zarrella. and the reason i say that -- >> absolutely. >> the chinese are not happy about this. they've been sending over like official protests. and i do appreciate the opinion they give. i was reading a little while ago about frank roads, the deputy assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification, and compliance. it's a mouthful, but what he said was was, to avoid misconceptions based on mistrust, it's important that we build transparency in space and elsewhere. that's not very transparent, though, is it? >> not at all. in fact, there's one aerospace expert that i've known for years, who in an article recently said, you know what, this entire program may be nothing more than flying this thing in order to keep the chinese wondering what it
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
. want and we have game-changing technological skranss that allow us to do much better care, cancer care of patients. >> what is the game-changing technology? what's handed -- you say this has happened really in the last five years. >> well, there have been major events. what's unusual about this event in science history is it's occurred in a narrow window and across a very broad front. it's not one technology. it's the fact that we can sequence genomes, your entire genome profile in a few hours with a few hundred dollars which took billions of dollars and a decade. we have the ability to analyze those data through very statistical computations structures and artificial intelligence. >> so if i look at it. you show me a machine that now sequences dnas, the size of a large refrigerator. that is now more powerful than -- much more powerful than a machine five years ago? >> well, that machine in nine days, a 24/7 run, one machine could exceed the data generation of all of the machines in the u.s. in the year 2007. >> you also talk about how computing has become not only faster but much more
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Dec 9, 2012 10:00am PST
it comes about and if it is established, how to deal with it. and we have game changing technological advances that allow us to do much better care, accurate care of cancer patients. >> what is the game changing technology? what's happened? and you say this has happened really in the last five years? >> there have been major events and what's unusual about this period in science history is that it's occurred in a narrow window and across a very broad front. so it's not one technology, it's the fact that we can sequence genomes, the entire tumor profile in a few hours for a few hundred dollars what took billions of dollars and a decde aid, question have the -- >> if i look at just to understand that advance in computing. you showed me a machine that now sequences dna, it's the side of a large refrigerator. that is now more powerful than, much more powerful than a machine just five years ago? >> well, that machine in nine days a 24/7 run, one machine, could exceed the data generation of all of the machines in the united states in the year 2007. >> you also talked about how computing has
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Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
this was to test out the long-range missile technology, which is banned by the united nations. the blue house also saying it is a challenge and threat to the peace of northeast asia and the peace of the world. they are calling on north korea to spend this money on its people rather than on the rocket launch itself. but for north korea, this was incredibly important. they wanted this rocket launch to happen before the end of the year. 2012 is an important year for north korea. they want to commemorate the birth of kim jong-un and the death of kim jong-il. as far as they are concerned they say it was a success but we have to wait for confirmation. >> we had less than success for them in april when their similar launch actually broke apart. many said that was rather embarrassing for the administration in north korea. but this is pretty soon after that to have a successful launch. is there some concern there is another country out there helping north korea to get this technology to work? >> certainly there is that concern and there have been many reports and plenty of speculation about who might be he
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Dec 8, 2012 9:00am PST
information. we have leapt forward in technology since then. >> reporter: but o'neil has his own questions. >> why did the contractor have it? why wasn't it chained to his wrist with a handcuff in a case that he would, the second he stood up think i need to grab it. >> reporter: i put that to a secret service official who did not answer directly, but did say protocols have been put in place to make sure this doesn't happen, again. brian todd, cnn, washington. >>> cnn newsroom continues with joe johns who's in for fredricka today. hello. i hand it off to you. >> thanks, randi. good work. the hardest working woman in television. >> early hours but we get through it. have a good one. >> hey, everybody. outrage and anger is growing over the tragic death of a london nurse who was fooled by a radio prank. the nurse killed herself friday after she was tricked into giving confidential information about prince william's pregnant wife while the duchess was in her care. a short time ago the hospital where she worked released a statement. it reads in part, it was extremely foolish of your presenters e
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Dec 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
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Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
korea is on its way to developing technology to launch a rocket at the united states's west coast and hawaii. officials tell cnn that the working assumption is that the north koreans got outside help from others, including iran. so today's launch is raising some huge concerns. let's go to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. i assume they are pretty surprised and alarmed by the successful launch over at the pentagon? >> look, wolf, because of everything you just mentioned, indeed, the u.s. military, the intelligence committee have been watching north korea for days now 24/7 because they did expect to launch and they announced it. but they were having technical problems so a lot thought it wouldn't happen until next week. when it happened last week, there was a surprise. the north korean anchor's excitement was clear. >> announcing the launch of a long-range rocket that put a north korean satellite to orbit around the earth. they clearly achieved one goal raising everyone's anxiety level. >> this is a step towards the ability to build a long-range missile that could strike par
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Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
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Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
missile technology. a senior administration official says the u.s. will wush for a u.n. security council resolution condemning the loss as well as possible sanctions. members began meeting behind closed doors about an hour ago. joining us is former new mexico governor bill richardson. gooz to see you. you're a former u.n. ambassador to the. does it concern you? >> it does concern me. my hope was that the new leader in north korea, kim jong-un, would pick a different path than his father, that he would be more moderate. i think still there's possibilities of dialogue. i'm not sure when. i think he did this for domestic reasons. the last missile launch failed. he only has one year in leadership. he wants to show his people that despite their economic problems, they have military and missile technolo technology, that they're a major power in space, militarilmilita buttress themselves with the north korean military. it was mainly a domestic shot he took, but also he said to the world, you have to deal with me. i'm a major player. >> so it's for domestic audience largely here. should the unit
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Dec 11, 2012 9:00am PST
of solar energy during his time at the white house. though new technology didn't catch on as fast as he had hoped. >> back in 1979 you famously put solar panels on the white house and you said, and i'm going to quote here, you said, either they would be a curiosity, a museum piece, or they would be a small part of one of the greatest and most exciting adventures ever under taken by the american people. i'm sore troy say the solar panels are at the smithsonian, they are museum pieces. what does this say about our commitment, where we are today, in protecting the environment? >> well, it says that the protection of environment goes up and down in america. basically because of the attitude of the president. and when president reagan came in, he removed the solar panels and sent them to a college up in, i think, connecticut. now we have one of the solar panels at the carter center, the museum, and number one producer of solar panels in the world in china, also bought one of the solar panels. so they have brought a lot of money in for that small college. we need to have consistency in america an
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
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Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
jump in technology for them. >> so does this, chris, tell us much about how close north korea is from being able to launch long-range missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads? >> great question. the official i spoke with says he still believes that is some years away because they haven't mastered all the other things they would need to do that. in other words, marrying their nuclear program with the missile, making a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on the end of a missile, solving the heat shield problems so the missile doesn't burn up when it reenters the earth's atmosphere, and accuracy. being able to hit exactly what you're aiming at. the big worry, though, is proliferation. a u.s. official says what are the working assumptions are going on is that iran may have helped north korea with this launch. i spoke with a former senior adviser here at the department of defense who says iran has been kicking around for quite some time. >> there are rumors and stories that iran has placed some of its people in gung yang and that they're helping out at the test site. there was this
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
incredible 4g lte by htc for $49.99. but proven technologies allow natural gas producers to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land - by reducing our footprint and respecting wildlife. america's natural gas... domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... that's smarter power today. >>> welcome back. nbc news has been reporting that forces are awaiting final order to use loaded missiles against syria's own people. this video which has been posted line, this is a sobering development, seems to be getting worse by the day. barbara starr joins me now. on the phone, cnn contributor barbara townsend. how much would this development change the situation? right now, if this turns out to be true, the u.s. military, the cia in a full blown effort to collect the intelligence and develop a targeting strategy, they have to put together targeting options for the preside
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Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
the philippines. a satellite is light weight compared to a one ton nuclear war head, but a lot of technology used to put a satellite in orbit is the same technology you can use to develop long range ballistic missiles. >> because that failed launch in april, what, it stayed in the air less than a minute or so, are they basically trying to do the same thing now that they failed to do then? >> there's a lot of speculation about that and a lot of experts think that this is a very quick turn around. that launch lasted, went so quickly, there was very little chance to learn much of anything from it. there's a possibility there was one failed part that the north koreans identified. some speculate that they timed their launches in accordance with certain events. in this case, we're coming up on the one year anniversary of the death of kim john-il, so that could be a motivator for this. but a lot of experts say because of the technology involved and the difficulty in getting the launches to succeed, trying to time them to specific historical events is usually not a good way to go about things, wolf. >> c
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Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
that you would think of that has military connotations. but the same technology that you use to put a satellite into orbit is really the same kind of technology that you would use to build a long range nuclear missile. >> and the timing appears to have been some kind of surprise to u.s. officials. how worried is the pentagon right now after this launch? >> well, one official that i spoke with said it is a step up in north korea's cape ability. and this has been condemned all around from south korea and japan all the way up to the white house. but there are several still big stages to go through before the u.s. has to be seriously worried about north korea's ability to extend its range to the united states. they've got to work on heat sensors. because getting something up is one thing. but to get the weapon for re-enter the at loss fear and not burn up, that's quite another. they also have to work on accuracy issues. just shooting something out, again, one thing. having it hit your intended target, something much more difficult. >> still as you said, a big deal. we'll be talking to y
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
to begin to reduce carbon emissions, have the united states for example lead the way in this new technology, especially energy transmission, energy storage, electricity, we could change the world. we could get everybody a much higher quality of life than they would otherwise have. the problem is so many people live near the coasts and they are very old economic reasons. people lived on rivers since the beginning of human history so as sea levels, as the world gets warmer and i take it he doesn't disagree the world's getting warmer. so ice is also falling off the ice sheets so that ice is up on land. this is also going to cause the sea level to rise. so for example, in the case of sandy, which was not an especially big hurricane, the economic impact was $30 billion and that's in the developed world where we have the resources to deal with it. when you have people displaced on a continental scale, we're not talking about a few people trying to get through a fence at a border between countries. we're talking about tens of millions of people trying to move north, trying to move out of southeast
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Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm PST
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Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm PST
use to go about doing that, but the actual technology that you would need to track u.s. submarines. it's very serious because u.s. navy officials often tell us where surface ships and carriers are located around the world at any particular moment. they almost never discuss where the subs are. that is classified information. now, the indictment says that hoffman thought he was giving this to a russian intelligence agent. actually what he was doing is handing it over to an fbi agent working an undercover sting. these are very serious charges. he could face life in prison. >> when you think about what other information he may have had access to, how long this could have been happening or whether it happened before, what's his background and what sort of information, security clearance might evidence. >> pretty high. you mentioned he'd been in for 20 years. he was a petty officer first cla class. his rating was a chiropractcryp. he was a naval submarine warfare specialist, so he had a high security clearance, access to a lot of information. but the interesting thing is over that 20-year ca
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
-of-the-art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> almost a year after his death, kim jong ill still looms over north korea. today they erected eight statues around the city. they instribed his name and started plans to renovate the palace where his body lies in state. here is the breakdown of the cost that we found. so, how is the country paying for it? north koreans don't have the money. they are going to borrow some of it at rates like 40%. that is the amount of food that would have brought enough corn to wipe out the food shortfall. the threats that missiles pose the united states. tonight the story struck a chord with us. anderson starts now. >> tonight
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >> this is not make belief. it's a quantum stelth technology. it's concealing most of a person's shadow. imagine what that could do with a sniper hiding in a field. >> they could actually pull out very limber to what they carry with a survival blanket and throw it over the top of them and unless you walked into them you wouldn't know they were there. >> so what is firmly once in the world of make belief could become quite real. >> you don't need a power source or some instruction manual to make it work. theoretically, any soldier in the most remote location could put it on and put it to work. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. >> what will they think of next? >>> an nba legend sits down to talk with me about his incredible life and facing death. >> i thought about my own mortality a number of times, especially since i have been diagnosed with leukemia. that's the first thing you think about. all of a sudden you realize that there's a clock up there with your name on it and the clock is ticking. >> i talk with kareem abdul-jabbar next. thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2
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Dec 10, 2012 1:00am PST
be completely invisible to you. >> reporter: this is not make believe. it's a quantum stelth technology. it works by bending light around an object. it's concealing most of a person's shadow. imagine what that could do with a sniper hiding in a field. or the american pilots ejected over libya when their fighter jets crashed last year. >> they could pull out similar to what they carry with a survival blanket, throw it over top of them. and unless you walked right into them, you wouldn't know they were there. >> reporter: what was once firmly in the world of make believe could quickly become quite real. and the science is in the special fabric. so you don't need a power source or some instruction manual to make it work. theoretically, any soldier, even in the most remote location could quickly put it on and put it to work. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. >> what will they think of next? >>> nba legend sits down to talk with me about his incredible life and facing death. >> i thought about my own mortality a number of times, especially since i've been diagnosed with leukemia. that's the
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Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm PST
and south korea say it is a cover for tests ballistic technology. monday, north korea said a technical glitch would delay the launch until this month. the international community got an unwelcome surprise. i am joined now with the latest. north korea says the launch was to put a satellite in orbit. they say it was successful. the international community believes it is a cover story for ballistic missile test. what's the latest you are hearing from seoul? >> a half hour ago, north korean television held a special broadcast. it is unusual for them to do this and we had a news reader from north korea who was jubilant and excited in announcing this rocket launch was a success. and also announcing the satellite had entered pre-set orbit. of course north korea has claimed success in the face of failure before. we need to wait for official confirmation. we understand that the united states and south korean officials are working closely to try to figure out whether it is a success. as far as the north koreans are concerned, they say it was. . obviously often they do announce things for audienc
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Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
, analyzing it, but they confirm it is in orbit. why is that important? the same technology you would use to put into orbit is the same technology you use to develop long-range ballistic missiles, the u.s. condemned this act. they are worried about the marriage of north korea's nuclear weapons with this long-range missile technology. this is the type of missile that if it was successful, as it appears to be, could reach parts of the united states, alaska, u.s. military bases in hawaii. but a u.s. efficiently i spoke with who used to work on north north korea for the defense department told me, there are still areas in which north korea has not made it as far as they would need to in terms of getting an accurate rocket, in terms of getting heat shielding, and in terms of making a nuclear war head signal enough to fit on the end of that missile. but the real danger is what it may do with this technology in terms of giving it over to other nations. >> chris lawrence, thank you. >>> john berman with other stories making news. >>> the united states officially recognizing syria's opposition coa
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
like 5,000, 6,000 kilometers. what does the distance tell you? >> well, it is technology. it is a three stage rocket. that's what is significant here. >> tells you it is advanced. >> this is 1950s scud technology they built, a lot of people thought they would never get this far with it. but they made incremental advances. so in that sense, it poses a threat. remember, while they were celebrating in the streets of pyongyang, there were probably also celebrating in the control rooms in iran because those two share their missile technology. >> what about ally, china? china -- >> that was a big surprise. >> let me quote, expressed regret, quote/unquote. regret from china? >> china has been their backer, tried to support them quietly in all these talks. but for them to come out today and say we regret that this happened -- >> north korea further isolating themselves. >> further isolating themselves and look at this from another perspective they didn't fire it anywhere close to japan because the japanese have set up anti-ballistic missiles and they have told the north koreans, we will shoot t
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
if your cell phone or other tech devices need recharging, new technology makes you the energy generator. cnn's gary tuchman explains in this week's "start small, think big." >> my name is aaron lemieux. i'm founder and ceo of tremont electric and the inven earth of the n power peg >> reporter: designed for hikers, bikers or anyone on the go. >> as you walk along it harvests and stores your human kinetic energy and recharges your mobile electronic devices from the energy that it harvests from you. >> peg stands for personal energy generator. >> demonstrate it simply by standing here and walking in place. >> reporter: aaron lemieux dreamed up the ideas as an engineering student in 1996. ten years later he quit his day job and started making the peg. >> he definitely started small. one person with his wife's blessing working alone in the basement full time. >> reporter: for every minute of motion lemieux says the n power peg can juice you will a small mp 3 player and more hungry devices like smartphones take 15 minutes of walking to get you one minute of talking. >> this is where we were a
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Dec 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
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Dec 7, 2012 8:00am PST
. and the first thing i thought was because we are not teaching them sciences or computer or technology. much of it had to do with up can't even answer a phone. you don't have social skills. you can't say please and thank you and do as you are told. what? >> i would like to see that report. i was just talking to someone that does manufacturing who works so many manufacturing policy in the government that said some of the numbers are overblown. some of those numbers, in fact are. i think you had someone from the consulting group saying? of those numbers are because -- you know, employers are not training and are not paying up for the skills. >> some of the argument has been that our education is so dismal we are not teaching people -- hold the phone for a minute here. dana bash from capitol hill is joining me. i heard your question. it was right on point. it was, i believe, question number one for the speaker. which was -- are you willing to start negotiating on the numbers of that top taxation issue between 35 and 39.5. you didn't get your answer. >> reporter: i didn't get my answer. but -- c
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Dec 8, 2012 10:00am PST
or dead center. those are things like growing debt, globalization, technology and our aging population. that speaks to something i have warned about repeatedly on the show. challenges to the u.s. economy are significant. they come from europe and asia, old infrastructure in the united states, massive debt. americans have a right to expect leaders to tackle large problem. as one of the leading authorities on financial crises, what do we do? >> i think this point that it's not just what happens this month how are we going to move forward, grow this economy because this problem of debt comes from our aging population. you talk about the tax hike we have. it's not enough to close the gap. the idea that the middle class will get away from this without paying most of it. without entitlements being cut, that's nuts. eventually that will happen. they won't admit it now. we are just beginning. this is a skirmish in a longer war. >> diane, one of the arguments of those that say the fiscal cliff discussion is over blown is deployed at the resilience of the stock market. the s&p is up 12% for the
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
. they base it on the size of the economy, population, military spending, and investment in technology. >>> our fourth story, selling a fix. with just 2 d2 days until the fiscal cliff kicks in and we all go sailing off. we're hearing a lot of talk between the president and house speaker. apparently, these are behind closed doors because they're talking over or at or something not good at each other. here is president obama in detroit on his plan to raise taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. >> that's a principle i won't compromise on because i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me, get to keep all our tax breaks. >> is the tough talk road show working for the president tonight? ben is a former press secretary for the obama campaign. he had a vacation that's why he looks healthy now. and republican strategist terry holt. good to see both of you. terry, i want to start with you. the most recent poll we have says by a margin of about 2 to 1, americans say republicans in congress will be to blame if there's not a deal on the f
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
into the system. it's amazing technology showing incredible promise. >> that will be quite a breakthrough. >>> 16 minutes past the hour. the state of florida is considering a way to change plans the way college students are charged tuition. governor rick scott wants to charge each student according to their major. christine romans is going to love this. engineers, scientists and technology experts are in demand, students with those majors would pay less than students majoring in disciplines like history, philosophy, or even english. i don't know how i feel about that. the idea is to steer kids towards fields where there is the most need. they'll take up the idea during the next legislation. >> it's innovative, but for humanities majors like me, is it fair to pay more to study that stuff? but, you know, you have to -- >> i'm sure they'll debate this. >>> head to our blog, c cnn.com/earlystart. >> so if the faa's ban on smart phones in the air have you frustrated, you have an ally in washington. surprising frank comments from the head of the fcc just back from vacation, comments from the fcc coming
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Dec 11, 2012 11:00am PST
to the air force, where they're testing all kinds of new technologies. things like thermal protection, eviof avionics, heating controls, advanced technologies that would be used in the military, down the road, is what they're saying that this thing is. but, you know, one person that i talked to -- that i -- a -- >> a source. >> an analyst. >> yeah, an analyst, an analyst we have known for a lot of years said in a recent article i read, this may be nothing more -- its entire purpose may be to have the chinese wondering what its purpose is. so it may not have a purpose at all. >> so just a big quandary into -- >> yeah. >> a whole lot of nothing. >> who knows. maybe one day we'll find out. maybe it will be you. >>> move over america, from money to natural resources. one country stands out as the lead come the year 2030. who might that be? we'll tell you next. >>> also, from the famous smile, if you want to call it a smile, to the woman herself, archaeologists say they may have discovered the remains of leonardo da vinci's most famous model. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
, a former nasa engineer says the rocket was based on soviet technology, it took off from north korea's west coast, and traveled south near the japanese island of okinawa. debris fell into the sea as far away as the philippines. many in the u.s. and elsewhere were taken by surprise. the last time north korea tried to launch was april which ended in an embarrassing failure. to chris lawrence our pentagon correspondent, chris, the u.s. officials do they have any doubts that this is for real? >> reporter: don f they did, those doubts are quickly disappearing. i just got off the phone with a u.s. official who confirmed to me that the on object north korea put into space is still? or bit and the officials are going through final calculations to confirm whether it was indeed a satellite, as north korea claimed. regardless of that, it is confirmed that north korea did successfully go through three stages of this rocket, which is a jump in technology for them. this is the type of rocket that has the range to hit areas in alaska or u.s. bases in hawaii. so there is, you know, some concern over this s
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Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
and technology, and clean energy. i want to put people back to work, rebuilding our roads and our bridges and our schools. that's how we grow an economy. i want us to bring down our deficits but i want to do it in a balanced, responsible way. and i want to reward -- i want -- businesses and manufacturers like detroit diesel, right here, creating jobs, right here, in redford, right here in michigan, right here in the united states of america. that's where we need to go. that's the country we need to build. and when it comes to bringing up manufacturing back to america, that's why i'm here today. since 1938, detroit diesel has been turning out some of the best engines in the world. over all those years, generations of redford workers have walked through these doors. not just to punch a clock, not just to pick up a paycheck, not just to build an engine, but to build a middle class life for their families, to earn a shot at the american dream. for 7 1/2 decades, through good times and bad, through revolutions and technology that sent a lot of good jobs, manufacturing jobs overseas, men and women like
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
down anyway. >> no. it's interesting for me, because technology is going to be a big driver. middle class will rise. by 2030 according to the report for the first time ever, most people in the world won't be poor. a majority of people will be out of poverty. seeing kind of a rising tide, but very big changes. >> for those of us in pa x americana, kind of a disturbing report. >> pressure on american middle class and western middle classes. technological advances means people in other parts of the world can do the work much less expensively. >>> negotiators have become very quiet on the fiscal cliff. odd for them. not much known specifically about what's happening behind closed doors. we want to get to steve israel. a democrat from new york. chair of the democratic congressional campaign committee. nice to have you with us again. i'm always worried when there is not a lot of noise out of washington, d.c. everything quiet. to the point where speaker and the president releasing press releases almost identical. is this good? the talks are moving in a positive turn? >> yeah, look, nothing
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
process known as fracking, new technology to get oil in every nook and cranny. some coined a phrase saudi america for america's projected energy boom over the next decade. a report from last month from the international energy watchdog says the u.s. could unseat saudi arabia as the world's top oil producer by the year 2020. >>> quick market check this morning, u.s. stock futures are up, fiscal cliff uncertainty could continue to weigh on stocks until it's resolved. we're getting a lot of economic news this week with the jobs report on friday. so i expect to see hurricane sandy was at play in there. >> figuring into that report. looking forward to that. >>> first it was republicans throwing the president's fiscal cliff plan right back at him. now it's the president's turn. he rejected an offer that included no raise in tax rates for the top 2% of americans, seemed to indicate a little wiggle room on his insistence the taxes go up for the wealthy from 35% to 39.6%. here's what he told bloomberg tv. >> do they have to go up to 39.6% now? >> let me sort of describe the process here for you, j
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00am PST
systems. and, using state-of-the-art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. >>> two of the future stars of the republican party appeared together. last night. florida senator marco rubio received the second jack kemp leadership award. the first recipient was paul ryan. here they were. >> as you may know, marco is joining an elite group of past recipients for this award. two of us so far, i'll see you at the reunion dinner, table for two, know in good tables? >> thank you for your invitation for lunch from iowa and new hampshire. i will not stand by and watch the people of south carolina ignored. >> gloria borger, chief political analyst, little, i suppose, that is presidential primary humor there for these two? >> already. >> for these two potential republican candidates. these two men, they're in the midst of this discussion as to where the republican party needs to go next. how do their speeches last night fit into that discussion? >> well, first of all, they
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
simons, you cover things technology here. apple's been under pressure to move production back here, back to the u.s. why now? >> reporter: well, you know, they've been under pressure to do this for sometime. something to do with the human rights an i buss in the plants and here's an opportunity to give back, you know, something to the american economy. the way you look at things is, you know, the company is going to be spending $100 million in terms of bringing back jobs to the u.s. some may say $100 million, you know, is not a lot of money considering that apple has more than $100 billion in the bank. but i think this is a positive sign in terms of how many workers we're talking about here -- >> how many jobs? >> reporter: we don't know precisely or the skills necessary. it's a great question. probably in the thousands of jobs. remember, this is one existing mac line. this is not the iphone or ipad. one line but probably in the thousands, brooke. >> in the thousands. and so, apple chock eed up the one-day stock drop. do you think the shift, has to be a profitable move for apple hopefull
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Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm PST
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Dec 8, 2012 3:00am PST
information. we have lept forward in technology since then. >> reporter: but o'neil has his own questions. >> why did the contractor have it? why wasn't it chained to his wrist with a handcuff in a case that he would, the second he stood up think i need to grab that. >> reporter: i put that to a secret service official who did not answer directly, but did say protocols have been put in place to make sure this doesn't happen, again. brian todd, cnn, washington. >>> president obama and the republicans look to make a deal. the royal couple makes a baby and a new law makes some pot smokers very, very happy. a look back now at the week that was. >> 26 days left, of course, until we tumble over the cliff. >> now we need a response from the white house. >> i will not play that game. >> it's official, kate middleton is pregnant. >> obviously, you know, we want a family. >> the whole globe's press will be in london waiting. >> now we're smoking weed. >> i'm not a criminal any more. i'm free to be free. >> a little pot, a big pregnancy and, of course, politics dominated this week that was. a week t
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Dec 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
that's how they transported information. we have leapt forward in technology since then. >> reporter: but o'neill has his own questions. >> why did a contractor have it? why wasn't it chained to his wrist with a handcuff and cases that the second he stood up think, i need to grab it. >> reporter: i put that to a secret service official who didn't answer directly but said protocols have been put in place to make sure this doesn't happen again. brian todd, cnn, washington. >>> one of the wofrld's newest pop stars now explaining himself for some old statements he made about u.s. soldiers. that's next. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. to practice math more? i love math! but two ipads means two data plans? that's crazy. maybe not. with at&t mobile share, adding an ipad is just $10 a month. but honestly, mom and dad's lo
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00am PST
being an auto state. >> it has to. >> right. they want to be a technology center, a financial center. and for those individuals, being right to work is an asset. >> it's important to point out that the unions have given up a lot. the cost has been lower. >> let me -- i want to move you to the jim demint departure. i know i'm taking you out of your comfort zone as little bit. everybody feel free to chime in. what caught my attention was a column today by ross in "the new york times" who wrote this chapter, the demint chan ter, the tea party chapter, call it what you will, is probably a necessary stage for the american right. it's normal for defeated parties and movements to turn inward for a period of ideological retrenchment before new thinking takes hold. now, the reason demint is leaving is because time is up for the tea party. >> i don't think so. he got a dozen tea party-backed republicans elected to the senate that would not have been there were it not for him. it's also true that he supported some candidates thatdy did not win. you can bet mitch mcconnell was not unhappy he lef
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Dec 9, 2012 9:00am PST
that michigan may be moving beyond being an auto state. >> it has to. >> they want to be a technology center, a financial center, and for those industries, being a right to work is an asset. >> the cost structure has come down significantly. if you look at job growth in michigan, it's actually been very strong in the the economic recovery, in part because of of the cost structure. >> i'm taking you out of your comfort zones a little bit. not you all, so everybody feel free to chime in. what caught my attention was a column today by ross dalpot in the "new york times" who wrote, this chapter, the demint chapter, the tea party chapter, call it what you will, was probably a necessary stage for the american right. it's a norm -- now his -- the whole gist of this column is that jim demint's time is up for the tea party? >> what he has said is that he does feel like he was successful in getting about half a dozen te party backed republicans in the senate who would not have been there if not for him. it is also true that he had some important candidate who is did not win and you can bet that senato
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Dec 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
debt, globalization, technology and our ageing population. now, that speaks to something, ken, that i've warned about repeatly on this show. the challenges are significant. they come from europe and asia and old and failing instruction here in the united states. massive debt. americans have the right to expect their leaders to tackle large problems. what do we do? >> well, i think this point that it's not just what happens this month, this year, how with regoing to move forward? grow this economy? because this problem of debt comes from really from our ageing population. from our having to compete with the rest of the world and you know, you talk about this tax hike that we have, it's not enough to close the gap. i mean, the idea that the middle class is going to get away from this without paying most of it without entitlements being cut, that is nuts. i mean, eventually, that's going to happen. they're not going to admit it now. you don't want to do that in the middle of the recession. >> diane, one of the argument that is say the fiscal cliff is overblown, the resilience of the stoc
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